Calendar 2018

The Norfolk Rapidplay

  • The Norfolk rapidplay takes place on the 28th January.
  • EACU Team Championships

    • 4 sections: Open, Team 600, Team 500 and Team 400.
    • Sunday 25th February 2018
    • Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St. Edmunds IP32 7EE
    • Teams consist of 4 players from the EACU but not necessarily from the same club.
    • EACU players are those living in or from clubs located in or affiliated to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk or Suffolk.
    • Also eligible are people born in the county, 5 years residence in the county at any time, or currently attending a school college or university in the county.
    • The Team 600 is for teams with an aggregate grade of 600 or less in the January list though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 100 will be taken as 100.
    • The Team 500 is a team with an aggregate grade of 500 or less though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 75 will be taken as 75.
    • The Team 400 is for teams with an aggregate grade of 400 or less though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 50 will be taken as 50.
    • There will be a cash prize for the team with most game points in each category but the number and value of prizes will depend on the number of entries.
    • The event uses the county match format of 2 rounds starting at 10.00 and 2.30. If digital clocks are available for all boards of a match, the standard time control will be 36 moves in 80 minutes, followed by 15 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 15 seconds per move from move one.
    • The exact format of the competition will depend on the number of entries. The entry fee is £20 per team payable on the day. Any player who is not a member of the ECF needs to pay an extra £5. The clubs that won the top division of the six EACU county leagues (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Bury League) in the last season are entitled to enter a team of entirely their club players at half price into the Open.
    • Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge.
    • Enquiries and entries should be made to ribbs@waitrose.com or to 01223 842197. Entries by 11th February if possible please though an early indication that you might raise a team would also be much appreciated. Later entries at the organiser's discretion.
    • If you do not have the four players for a team I should be able to put you in touch with others who would like to play.
    • The EACU Closed Champioship 2018

      • The EACU Closed Championship takes place at Whittlesford Memorial Hall on 10th and 11th March 2018.